Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under, Dec. 15 to 17 | Philly Views
December 12, 2017

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under, Dec. 15 to 17

Written by Erin Kelly

You deserve to have a good weekend, and Philly Views can help you with that.

Cheap Date is a guide to weekend events that are $20 and under. It doesn’t matter if it’s a first date, 100th date, or just something to do with friends.

From Christmas shopping markets to fun brunches, and everything in between, find your plans this weekend with Cheap Date.


Friday, 12.15

Christmas Tree Lighting

Friends of Campbell Square


Students from St. George will be singing Christmas carols, and there will be activities for kids.


Jojo’s Holiday Variety Show

The Maas Building

Donations appreciated

A release party/fundraiser show. Featuring music from: Joey Sweeney & the Neon Grease, Beat Jams, Hi Soft, The Not-Fur-Longs, The Birdsall Band, and Settled Arrows.


Open House: Pop-Up Holiday Market

The Barnes Foundation


If you still have some Christmas shopping to get done, make this your next stop. Cool and eco-chic gifts from artisanal goods to unique apparel.


Christmas Village



A German Christmas market with food, drinks, jewelry, and high-quality arts and crafts for sale.

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Torn Boots Birthday Show

The Ukrainian League of Philadelphia


A birthday show for Torn Boots, a band that mixes folk, punk, and rock elements to create a performance that will have the crowd singing all night.


Saturday, 12.16

The Punk Rock Flea Market

Bok Building


An event going on Saturday and Sunday. Punk rock and other interesting pieces for sale.


B.O.B. Holiday Bazaar

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.


A pop-up shop to promote businesses owned by African Americans this holiday season. The goal is to create a clear vision of these businesses in Philadelphia.


St. James & The Apostles



Stoner, alternative, and psychedelic rock show. Special guests will be: Erin E Decker, Aaron Parnell Brown, and DJ Losamatic.


Puppies & Pints

St. Stephen’s Green


Twenty percent of food and drink purchases will be donated to PAWS. There will also be adoptable puppies.


Star Wars Brunch & Bazaar

Buzz Cafe Philly


Honor the release of  Star Wars: The Last Jedi with handmade, Star Wars-related items for sale in South Kensington.


Sunday, 12.17

Selfies with Santa and Your Dog

Evil Genius Beer Company


Bring your dog to get pictures with Santa. Beer and food from Evil Genius available for purchase.


The Festival of Laughs

Open Space

$10 to $15

A show hosted by Moses Shapiro featuring: Matt Hyams, Alex Grubard, YEMIMA, and Souls on Fire. Raffle tickets and free beers.


Restorative Yoga Monthly Class

Wake Up Yoga


A class meant to release tension, deepen your breathing and allow gravity to steady your body. Something to consider if you’re looking for a good night’s sleep and to reconnect with yourself.


Vintage Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

Raxx Vintage South


Wear your ugliest or craziest holiday sweater for this party. There will be a Christmas cookie decorating station and local vendors for last-minute shopping.


Brunch with Santa

Tap Room on 19th


The kids will meet Santa and eat pancakes, the parents can enjoy $5 bloody marys.

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